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Skills available for New Jersey second-grade social studies standards

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6.1 All students will acquire the knowledge and skills to think analytically about how past and present interactions of people, cultures, and the environment shape the American heritage. Such knowledge and skills enable students to make informed decisions that reflect fundamental rights and core democratic values as productive citizens in local, national, and global communities.

6.3 All students will acquire the skills needed to be active, informed citizens who value diversity and promote cultural understanding by working collaboratively to address the challenges that are inherent in living in an interconnected world.

  • A Civics, Government, and Human Rights

    • 6.3.4.A.1 Determine what makes a good rule or law and apply this understanding to rules and laws in your school or community (e.g., bike helmet, recycling).

    • 6.3.4.A.2 Examine the impact of a local issue by considering the perspectives of different groups, including community members and local officials.

    • 6.3.4.A.3 Select a local issue and develop a group action plan to inform school and/or community members about the issue.

    • 6.3.4.A.4 Communicate with students from various countries about common issues of public concern and possible solutions.

  • B Geography, People and the Environment

    • 6.3.4.B.1 Plan and participate in an advocacy project to inform others about environmental issues at the local or state level and propose possible solutions.

  • C Economics, Innovation, and Technology

    • 6.3.4.C.1 Develop and implement a group initiative that addresses an economic issue impacting children.

  • D History, Culture, and Perspectives

    • 6.3.4.D.1 Identify actions that are unfair or discriminatory, such as bullying, and propose solutions to address such actions.